A new, state-of-the-art, Yxlon brand, y.Cheetah, x-ray machine was purchased and installed at Matric. The new machine will be used for the non-destructive testing of PCB assemblies, semiconductor packages (BGA’s and leadless devices), encapsulated components, mechanical assemblies and other similar devices requiring x-ray test. Defects such as internal cracks, delaminations, inclusions, improper mechanical fit or excessive porosity are easily visualized without damaging the product, so that it might be repaired instead of destroyed.
When combined with full automation and offline analysis, this allows a number of products to be checked with minimum input from the tester and minimum deviation from a standard test. Not only does this ensure that all products are tested equally thoroughly, it also gives added depth to the testing capabilities at Matric.
The Y.Cheetah features a point-and-click style graphical interface. It also provides for high performance imaging by using a digital flat-panel detector, making it much easier to interpret possible failures.
The existing phoenix x-ray machine will now be utilized by Dynamic Manufacturing to complement their existing fleet of inspection and testing equipment.